Abby Simons

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5043
Abby joined the Star Tribune in 2008. Before moving to politics, she covered Minneapolis police, suburban police and Hennepin County District Court.

Recent content from Abby Simons

Candidates bear down as outside ad money flows into Minnesota

Millions are being spent on ads to target U.S. Senate, governor, congressional candidates.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 11:18 PM

McFadden, Franken square off over handling of Ebola

McFadden decries lack of a plan; Franken says state is preparing.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:18 PM

Clinton: Break partisan gridlock for the country's sake

The former president stumped for Minnesota Democrats at a rally promoting early voting.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:34 PM

McFadden: If elected, I won't run again if 'Contract With Minnesota' is unfulfilled

Franken’s GOP challenger said that if he’s elected, he won’t run again if he fails to reach goals.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:20 PM

McFadden: Congress should address passport revocation for suspected ISIS fighters

Senate candidate wants Congress to revoke passports; critics say State Department already has that power.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 05:58 AM

Motto of 'learn, earn, serve' fuels McFadden's Senate run

Mike McFadden says his great asset is that he’s not a politician, nor was he bred to be one. He doesn’t need this job, but he wants it.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 06:30 AM

Franken, McFadden square off in first of three Senate debates

From energy to terrorism, Sen. Al Franken defended his record against GOP nominee Mike McFadden's criticism in a debate Wednesday morning in Duluth.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Franken, McFadden tailor messages to college students

In separate appearances at the University of Minnesota, Franken narrowed his message and McFadden showed fire.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Franken, McFadden find quiet agreement on plan to fight ISIL

On at least one major Senate vote last week, the two found common ground.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Al Franken, Mike McFadden agree to three debates

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger, Mike McFadden, have agreed to three debates leading up to the election.The...

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 06:29 PM

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